Science

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    Biology I Online  H2232S1PV  

    Life science. Prerequisite: Grades 10–12: none. Grade 9: 3.5 GPA in 8th-grade core subjects, Algebra I, and teacher recommendation.

    The basic biology course and a prerequisite for all biology electives. This online course will include a study of the chemical basis of life such as the cellular processes of respiration, photosynthesis, diffusion, and osmosis. Cell division, DNA, and genetics.

     

    Chemistry I Online H2421S1PV

    Grade levels 10–12. Two semesters. Physical science. Prerequisite: Algebra I.

    A beginning course that will include a study of the following concepts: atomic structure, mole concept, chemical periodicity, writing formulas and equations, the nomenclature of compounds, chemical bonding, use of symbols, valence, physical and chemical properties, elements, mixtures and compounds, kinetic molecular theory of solids, liquid and gases. The second semester will include the additional major concepts: oxidation, reduction, reaction rates, chemical equilibrium, acids, bases, pH, ionization, stoichiometry, heat of reactions, gas laws, molar concentrations, solutions and solubilities. Laboratory skills will include: measure mass and volumes, measure temperature, measure melting point and boiling point, filtering and decanting, graphing, interpretation of data, observation, description, recording, measuring pH, titration, pressure of gases, calorimetry and preparation of solutions.

     

    Human Anatomy/Physiology Online H2300S1PV

    The study of the structure and function of the various portions of the human anatomy. This course is recommended for those students interested in medical/health­ related careers. Course cov­ers the chemical basis of life, histology, integumentary system, the nervous system, special senses, and the skeletal system.

       

    Physical Science H2030PV

    This course covers the foundational knowledge of earth and space science. Topics covered include: formation of the universe, stars, Earth’s history and the geologic time scale, theory of and evidence for plate tectonics, earthquakes, seismic waves and measuring earthquake magnitudes, volcano types and features, minerals and rocks, ocean layers, currents and circulation, history of earth’s climate and global climate change.

     

    Forensic Science I Online H2560PV

    Fingerprints. Blood spatter. DNA analysis. The world of law enforcement is increasingly making use of the techniques and knowledge from the sciences to better understand the crimes that are committed and to catch those individuals responsible for the crimes. Forensic science applies scientific knowledge to the criminal justice system. This course focuses on some of the techniques and practices used by forensic scientists during a crime scene investigation (CSI). Starting with how clues and data are recorded and preserved, the student will follow evidence trails until the CSI goes to trial, examining how various elements of the crime scene are analyzed and processed.

      

    Marine Biology Online H2305PV

    Have you ever wondered about the secrets of the deep, and how the creatures below the ocean’s surface live and thrive? It is truly a new frontier of discovery, and in Marine Science, you will begin to understand a great deal more about the aquatic cycles, structures, and processes that generate and sustain life in the sea. Through the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, and problem solving, you will conduct various scientific procedures that will lead to an increased level of knowledge about Marine Science. You will also have the opportunity to use technology and laboratory instruments in an academic setting. By recognizing the inherent ethics and safety procedures necessary in advanced experiments, you will become progressively more confident in your abilities as a capable marine scientist.